Friday, June 15, 2018

Intuition vs. Sensation

Intuition is more receptive, global, holistic and sensation is more active, focal, serial.

Intuition is the perception of inside images, and sensation is the perception of outside images etc. As Carl Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst well described: Sensation and intuition are perceptive functions, they make us aware of what is happening but do not interpret or evaluate it.

The word intuition comes from Latin verb “intueri” which is usually translated as to look inside or to contemplate: Intuition is thus often conceived as a kind of inner perception sometimes regarded as lucidity or understanding. Often intuition is used to describe 'thoughts and preferences that come to mind quickly and without much reflection or conscious reasoning. Jung's definition of intuition is a reference to intuition as one of the functions of the psyche related to Ego-personality. He distinguished also between passive and active intuition. Intuition is a complex concept and perhaps it is impossible to make a single definition that applies to all kinds of situations in which intuition is involved.

Sensation is a physical feeling or perception resulting from something that happens around: Sensation can evoke vision, feeling, thinking, and emotions. Emotions work for you. Sensation makes us feel alive; sensation helps us evolve, either to have a joy or feel pain. You do have to feel the emotions and live with them through. But as intelligent beings, it is important to manage emotions in a progressive way. When you become self-aware, when you know the triggers to the emotions, it is very important to experience sensation, but not be overwhelmed, learn how to feel and engage the life in a mindful way.

Intuition is more yin and sensation more yang. Intuition is more receptive, global, holistic and sensation is more active, focal, serial: Intuition is also called gut-feeling; because it seems to have got to do something with the gut. Intuition or being intuitive is when you have a gut feeling about something. It is when there isn’t an exact answer to the puzzle because you don’t have all the pieces. Chaos needs to be navigated by intuition. There are some forces, to step away from the normal noises and messages of life, which absolutely have their place but often drown-out or override intuition. The human brain can be a magnificent synthesizer of disparate pieces of nebulous information, and often formal techniques and procedures thwart and inhibit this mysterious mechanism from operating efficiently. We need an intuitive approach to the logical breakthrough!

Often we cannot control intuition but we can control sensation. We need to be provoked to make our intuition work and get our sensation meaningful. it's about proactively opening ourselves, leverage intuition to take “fast thinking” scenario and switch on creativity purposefully. An open mind leads to push intuition button and touches sensation nerve, stimulates imagination, and sparks creativity.

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